Residential Window Cleaning
We love our residential clients. Nothing is better than brightening up a home. Time at home is meant to be enjoyed with family, not maintained by you. Let us take this dangerous task off your hands. Our technicians are ladder safety trained. Hurry call us before you fall off the ladder! Here at Clear Choice Window Cleaning we understand we are guests in your home. All of our employees follow a strict code of conduct. We remove our shoes or wear shoe covers in your homes. All of our ladders have rubber feet to protect your floors and walls and we put drop towels down to protect your floors and furniture from drips.
We use the traditional method of window cleaning with strip washers and squeegees. From our experience this method of face to glass is the most effective to remove dirt, bug spots, paint, and hard water. When finished washing the window we always wipe the window seal and track. On the outside of the window we will remove unsightly spider webs for the window seal also. We also offer mirror cleaning and chandelier cleaning. We can also remove paint from windows and the majority of hard water build up.
We love our residential clients. Brightening up a home makes our job worth it. After work enjoy your time with your family. Isn't that what a home is meant for? Let us take this dangerous task off your hands. We are safety trained and use the best equipment to prevent mishaps from occurring.
Why should you clean your windows and how often?
This is a question we get often. Dirty windows are like leaving a dirty pan in the oven. The sun bakes on the dirt and after time will take special cleaning techniques to remove the baked on grime. How often depends on how clean you would like your windows to stay. A good rule of thumb is to do the outside at least twice a year. We offer programs for one time per year to monthly cleanings.
We are proud to use eco-friendly chemicals in our standard solutions. It doesn't matter if we are inside or outside your children and pets will be safe. We keep a tried and true approach to cleaning windows. Dirt is attracted to residue that can be left over after using Windex or similar products. To give you the best bang for your buck we use a squeegee and with proper technique it will also leave a streak free shine.
Hard water removal
The high TDS (a fancy way of measuring what's in the water) is really high due to the minerals. This will cause staining on the windows. The extreme heat also compounds the issue here in North Dallas. A product that we recommend is One Restore. This a safe product to use on windows. It is an acid based solution so if you aren’t comfortable with it please give us a call we would be happy to come to your home and apply it properly. Unfortunately if the issue goes on too long the stains will etch into your glass. There are so many things to do in a home. We will do all that we can do to make this as easy for you as possible.https://home.jracenstein.com/one-restore/
A guide to hiring a Window Cleaner
There are many types window cleaning of businesses believe it or not. As a homeowner here are a few things to consider when hiring a business or your neighbor to clean the windows. The biggest question to ask is if you can trust them to come into your home. Your home is where you should feel most secure. Any kind of cleaner spends a good deal of time in your home. The likelihood that a business will come in and take advantage of this trust is very low, but it should be the first thing considered when looking for a cleaner. If they are trusted then they will also typically do a good job. If the business is a little larger then ask how they screen employees and how many will typically be on a job. Look at their reputation a simple Google search can show a lot about a business.
The next thing to consider is if they are properly insured and have a business license. Window cleaning carries a pretty large amount of risk and recent cost of insurance has really increased for this type of a business. A price that seems too good to be true (under $50 for a 3,000 sq. ft. home) usually indicates either they don’t carry proper insurance or the quality of work might be poor. This easily leads into price. Shop around and find out what is included in a service combined with what you feel comfortable spending. Some companies will give a rain warranty; others will only cover the windows on the main portion of the house. There isn’t a standard cost for a cleaning, and each job can vary in complexity. I recommend at least choose someone that has either come by your home or you have sent photos to the estimator so there are no surprises at the end of a service. Don’t stop at just window cleaning. There is so much to keeping up a house. Look for areas that are hard to reach and might need a little dusting. There is nothing worse than having a smoke alarm that is out of reach start to beep at 3 AM. Consider having an extra battery on hand. If you mention that you have read this far into our website let us know, and we will change out a smoke alarm battery for free when we come to do your windows. Typically workers will be paid by commission so they should be happy to help out.
Pool water on windows
A common issue we have found here in Texas is pool water on windows. Pools are put in very closely to homes unfortunately this can cause some problems. The cleaner's tail can flip up and spray water onto the windows. Fortunately this is a pretty simple fix. A Tail Sweep Pro is an inexpensive and easy fix. It will also keep the sidewalk clear of water too, the link to purchase is below. It’s a very inexpensive tool for how much it will save in replacing a window and wasted water sprayed out. The chemicals from the pool will eat away at the seal on the window causing them to fail sooner. It could even void the warranty that you paid for. The added chemicals will eventually etch onto the glass, if the seal isn’t already compromised. There are sealants that can be placed onto the window to prevent etching, but it has to be reapplied so often the cost benefit isn’t there.https://www.lesliespool.com/Polaris-TSP10S-Tail-Sweep-Pro/TSP10S.htm
How to prepare to have your windows professionally cleaned?
We ask that any decor that is breakable to be removed from around the windows. If you are in a hurry to have us in and out quickly, raising blinds beforehand can greatly reduce the time we are in the home. We are happy to help move any larger furniture that might be difficult for us to gain access to your windows.
We are guests in your home, so if any special requests are made, we will be happy to accommodate. You know your home better than anyone in the world. We are primarily a home service business this means that we train our technicians to be respectful to both the physical aspects of your home, and most importantly those who reside in it. We spend countless hours training and prepping so you can use your time to enjoy what you love to do.
How much will this cost me?
Pricing a home will vary depending on how many windows you have and the size of windows on your home. We do most of our estimates by using google earth or pictures that are provided by you the homeowner. If you feel that your home requires us to come out we would be happy to provide a free onsite estimate. We are happy to show that we care about your home and your pocket book.